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If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
by Grace Hopper

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational Action

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness
than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

 

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

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Humans are allergic to change.
They love to say, "We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

I handed my passport to the immigration officer,
and he looked at it and looked at me and said,
"What are you?"
- Grace Hopper

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

It all comes to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
- Helen Keller

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Good things happen to those who hustle.
- Anais Nin

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate:
he who loves finds the door open.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

An ounce of conscious choice is worth a pound of good fortune.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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